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Philip Akin
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    (April 18, 1950- )
    Born in Kingston, Jamaica
    Jamaican/Canadian actor
    Middle of five children, born in Jamaica and moved with his family to Canada as a child
    Divorced with one child
    Regular or semi regular on the TV series; 'The Littlest Hobo,' 'The Garbage Pail Kids,' 'Night Heat,' 'War of the Worlds,' 'Swamp Thing,' 'Highlander,' 'X-Men,' 'Traders,' 'Goosebumps,' 'Avengers,' 'Caitlin's Way,' 'Friends and Heroes,' and 'Flashpoint'
    Appeared in the movies 'Three Card Monte,' (1978) 'Deadline,' (1984) 'Iceman,' (1984) 'Tomorrow's A Killer,' (1987) 'Nowhere To Hide,' (1987) 'Millennium,' (1989) 'FX2' (1991) 'The Ref,' (1994) 'Fly Away Home,' (1996) 'Woo,' (1998) 'Airborne,' (1998) 'The Sum of All Fears,' (2002) 'SWAT,' (2003) 'Get Rich or Die Tryin',' (2005) and 'P2,' (2007)
    Acted in the made for TV movies; 'A Far Cry From Home,' (1981) 'Shocktrauma,' (1982) 'In Like Flynn,' (1985) 'The Park is Mine,' (1986) 'Walking on Air,' (1987) 'Nightstick,' (1987) 'Descending Angel,' (1990) 'Devlin,' (1992) 'Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice,' (1996) 'Talk To Me,' (1996) 'Elvis Meets Nixon,' (1997) and 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,' (1998)
    Has guest starred on the TV shows; 'Bizarre,' 'Seeing Things,' 'Adderly,' 'Friday the 13th,' 'Counterstrike,' 'Monster Force,' 'Tek War,' 'Highlander: The Raven,' 'Falcone,' 'Twice in a Lifetime,' 'Relic Hunter,' 'Odyssey 5,' 'Mutant X,' 'Platinum,' 'Queer as Folk,' 'Doc,' 'Kevin Hill,' 'ReGenesis,' and 'Warehouse 13'
    He tries to bicycle everywhere he goes.
    He's divorced.
    He is sometimes mixed up with fellow actor Joe Morton.
    In person he can be quite supercilious.
    He is probably going to spend his career as a 'working actor' and is unlikely to ever break into A list stardom.
    He's never won a major award for his acting.
    He has a played an extraordinary range of characters from a physically handicapped computer genius to martial art experts in movies and on TV for decades and plays intelligent, highly educated, authority figures with particular aplomb.
    He won't play degrading 'black' roles or characters like criminals or ghetto types.
    Due to his extensive work in science fiction, he has built up a large following in the SCIFI community.
    He has a beautiful smile.
    He has a black belt in aikido.
    He manages a theater company in Ontario comprising primarily of actors and actresses of African descent and dedicated to performing works by Africans.

Credit: tom_jeffords

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